Viking Tree Service offers tree crown thinning for residential and commercial properties. Crown thinning is a vital service for your trees because it serves as prevention from disease and damage. If you aren’t a trained expert in the tree service field, you may not realize that your trees need to have their crowns thinned.
That’s why it’s ultimately important that you have a professional company like Viking Tree Service inspect your trees on a regular basis! We can tell you if your tree crowns need to be thinned in order to maintain their beauty and keep them healthy and strong.
Tree crown thinning is the best way to keep air flowing through the crown of the tree and to keep the tree’s crown light. We have many customers who have tree trimming done religiously, every year or every other year. But even these customers may not realize the importance of occasional tree crown thinning.
Thinning the crown is important and should be done occasionally on almost every type of tree. Air flowing through the crown can keep the tree healthy, but when the crown is too thick with branches and leaves, the air cannot get to the inner branches. This will allow fungus and other pests to thrive within the tree’s crown. Proper air flow regulates these unwanted conditions naturally. Tree crown thinning promotes the innate design and purpose of your trees!
Also, your trees can develop what we call a wind sail effect, where the tree catches, or blocks the wind from passing through it at all. Because the tree does not have any ‘give’ when the wind isn’t allowed to pass through, this situation can lead to broken limbs or a completely broken tree crown.
Tree crown thinning will also maintain a manageable crown weight. This, too, is important for the tree’s longevity because the tree’s trunk can only support so much weight. Once the tree’s crown gets too heavy, any small shift can cause a major break or split in the tree. If you have concerns about the crown of your tree getting too thick, the problem is probably already out of hand.
But not to worry! Viking Tree Service has experts that can do tree crown thinning on any tree that is in need of this important service! From young trees to trees that have been let go for decades, we can handle them all!
Because thinning the crown of a tree reduces the weight that the trunk is holding, it can ultimately save the tree from extensive damage in the future – and possibly being cut down. When a tree incurs some damage due to a storm or strong winds, the team at Viking Tree Service can usually save the tree using a variety of techniques and services. However, when the tree experiences a severe break due to a heavy crown, we often have no other option but to cut it down. We don’t like to do this, and we know it’s not what you want, either, so avoid the possibility by having tree crown thinning done often.
You can also thin the crown of a tree in order to let in more light. As you well know, trees need sunlight to live. If the interior leaves are not exposed to sunlight, they really don’t have a purpose. Thinning the crown of a tree allows the remaining leaves to get more sunlight. This makes the tree healthier as well, because it has maximum opportunities for growth.
The main reason that you’d want to do tree crown thinning is that the tree is becoming too thick at the top. It seems simple enough, but crown thinning is anything but simple! Our team doesn’t randomly choose branches to cut off just to lighten the tree. It’s actually a tedious process to choose exactly the right limbs that will help the tree maintain an attractive shape while not leaving any holes or gaps in the canopy. We highly recommend that you leave this job to the pros! When you have an evaluation done by Viking Tree Service, we’ll explain all the details of how we plan to thin the crown of your tree(s). During the explanation, you may hear us refer to your service as ‘Thin Crown’ and a percentage. This percentage is how much of the tree’s crown we plan to remove, and it is largely dependent on how overgrown the tree has become and how wide the canopy is to begin with.